kwrandolph at email.com
Wed Jun 25 15:05:37 EDT 2003
What are your priorities? What is that you most want to read?
For me, the greatest importance was to read Tenakh in the original, fueled further by the fact that Hebrew was the least known of the three languages that you list. Hence I concentrated on Hebrew.
The three languages you list, Hebrew, Aramaic and Arabic, are cognate languages. That means that they are recognizably from the same original language, but over time they have changed, much like French, Spanish and Rumanian are recognizably from Latin, though today those languages are so far apart that speakers from each language cannot understand each other.
So what do you most want to read? That should define your goal.
Karl W. Randolph.
----- Original Message -----
From: Dean Young <Dean.Young at CDA.CenterPartners.com>
> Here it is,
> I'm trying to learn Hebrew and have slowed down a little bit lately due to
> some priority shifts, but i do enjoy reading the posts on the forum and i'm
> sure they'll make sense to me someday, but i wanted to pose a question, I
> ran across Aramaic as well and kind of started learning that a little on the
> side and it was really interesting...however, I was wondering which would be
> beneficial to learn first, or that might aid in learning the other?
> My other question is how closely related is Aramaic and Arabic? and hebrew?
> Dean Young
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